Minister Aceng To Address Nation On Thursday As Cases Shoot To 1128 & Two Deaths

Minister Aceng To Address Nation On Thursday As Cases Shoot To 1128 & Two Deaths

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: Ministry of Health has Monday confirmed thirteen new COVID-19 infections, thereby raising the total of cumulative confirmed cases to 1128, while 986 have recovered and two  deaths registered so far.

Of the thirteen (13) confirmed cases; five (5) are truck drivers, seven (7) are contacts to previously confirmed cases while one (1) is an alert from Kampala.

Five (5) truck drivers also tested positive and these include; three (3) who arrived from Kenya via Malaba, two (2) arrived from Tanzania and DRC via Mutukula and Goli points of entry respectively. 

Other new infections are seven (7) contacts that include; six (6) from Namisindwa District while one (1) is from Arua District and all were under quarantine at the time of test.

Meanwhile, twenty (20) foreign truck drivers (10 Kenyans, 4 Congolese, 3 Rwandese, 2 Tanzanians and 1 Burundian) tested positive for COVID-19 at the border points of entry and their entry into the country was not permitted.

On Sunday, 1,340 samples were tested from points of entry while samples from alerts and contacts were 472, bringing the total number of samples tested the whole day to 1,812 making 262,277 total samples tested to-date.

However, due to the continuous spreading of the virus despite several preventive measures and guidelines put in place by government, the Ministry of Health mouthpiece  Emmanuel Ainebyoona says that Minister Jane Ruth Aceng is expected to address the nation on Thursday about how far the the Ministry has reached in combating COVID-19.

“The Minister of Health is expected to make a comprehensive address on Thursday this Week via UBC and other TV’s. The time will be communicated accordingly.” Ainebyoona  tweeted on Monday.

 

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